Scandinavian Centre Flea Market

Flea MarketCome & find a bargain

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Contact: Gun Pennink 604-921-9903

Please donate items for the Fleamarket. Items can be left at the Scandinavian Centre up to one week before the event. Come out on the day and check out all the bargains that can be had. We are also looking for volunteers for this event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Gun.

A fundraiser for the Scandinavian Community Centre

To all of you who would like to declutter your place, this is a golden opportunity to donate your things to our Scandinavian Centre fundraiser Fleamarket taking place on May 3rd.
We will take housewares, clothes, linen, books, toys, sporting goods, xmas decorations, small pieces of furniture that fit in a car etc. Your donations should be in good working condition and
can be left at the Scandinavian Centre from April 27th.

No Electronics Please!

We also hope that everyone will come out and buy our terrific bargains and enjoy a coffee and a hot dog at the Centre on May 3rd!

The SHS Karl Ståhl Award

Photo: Karl Ståhl, consul emeritus

Photo: Karl Ståhl, consul emeritus

The Karl Ståhl Scholarship was founded by the board of Sweden House Society in 2014 as a way to honour the long-time service of Consul General Karl A. Ståhl.  His career as the diplomatic representative of Sweden in British Columbia spanned over 45 years until his retirement in 1983. The scholarship was initiated through generous donations by the family and friends of Karl Ståhl, who passed away in 1996.

The goal of this scholarship is to assist a British Columbia student with the cost of his or her post-secondary studies at an accredited institute of higher learning at a post secondary level. The studies can take place anywhere in the world. A strong interest in Sweden and the Swedish Community in BC is a requirement to apply.

The scholarship has a value of $1,000 and will be awarded annually in the month of June. The scholarship is paid upon proof of the recipient’s admission with the funds being distributed upon the commencement of studies.

The application should include the following:

  1. Applicant’s name, address and email address.
  2. Proof of resident status of BC.
  3. Proof of registration to an accredited institution.
  4. Transcript of the most recent studies and marks.
  5. A written reference from one or more of the following: a previous teacher, instructor or school administrator, member of Sweden House (including organizations belonging to Sweden House) or someone unrelated who can attest to the applicant’s good character
  6. A short, handwritten essay that includes the applicant’s link to and interest in Sweden, a description of volunteer work and /or employment, educational experiences, interests, travels, hobbies and to also future academic and post educational goals and how this scholarship can assist in attaining them.
  7. Any additional personal information that would serve to better assess the application. Especially involvement with the Swedish Community where the applicant lives or volunteering/connection with Sweden House Society or any of its member organisations is considered in a favourable way.

In order to be considered for the 2017 scholarship, the application and supporting documentation must be submitted by March 31, 2017 by email (swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com) or by regular mail to Sweden House Society-Scholarship, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, BC V5B 4P9.

 

 

Knitting Classes – the Icelandic Way

Series of 6 weekly classes.

Dates: Tuesdays  February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 and 10
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre, Iceland Room
Cost: $50
Contacts: Jana Helgason janahelgason@nullgmail.com 604-943-6027 and Nina Jobin nina_jobin@nulltelus.net 604-277-0143


 

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screening of the documentary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
This is an emotive documentary directed and produced in British Columbia about Finnish World War II Veterans. The veterans tell their stories revealing history through personal experience: why and how they fought; the personal consequences, as well as the consequences to the country as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fascinating. The captivating stories depict the significance of home during childhood and youth. It also tells the story of how and why they left Finland after the war to start a new life in Canada. Even though the topic is war, humour has not been forgotten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet the film makers. 66 minutes in Finnish with English subtitles. Admission by donation

Read more on our  poster

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screening of the documentary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre

January 23 militaria

Come early! Brian Kvist with assistance from Paul Juoksu will have a Display of Finnish Militaria
including full uniforms, weaponry and original documents.

This is an emotive documentary directed and produced in British Columbia about Finnish World War II Veterans. The veterans tell their stories revealing history through personal experience: why and how they fought; the personal consequences, as well as the consequences to the country as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fascinating. The captivating stories depict the significance of home during childhood and youth. It also tells the story of how and why they left Finland after the war to start a new life in Canada. Even though the topic is war, humour has not been forgotten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet director Satu Bell. 66 minutes in Finnish with English subtitles. Admission by donation

Read more on our poster

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

BbyMtnGolfCourse2nd Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament! To promote and preserve Nordic Cultural activities. Format: Texas Scramble (Best Ball). Limited to the first 40 fully paid registered golfers.
Pitching contest, putting contest; Buffet Dinner, cash bar, silent auction.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: Registration 12pm; first tee-off at 1pm, followed by 7-minute tee-off intervals; last tee-off 2:07. Buffet dinner 7:30pm
Location: Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
Cost: Register on this Registration form and submit with payment. All fees must be fully paid by August 23rd, 2014. Fees are:

Golf, ½ power cart and buffet dinner $120.25

Golf and buffet dinner $104.75

Golf only $ 72.75

Buffet dinner only $ 32.00 – non-golfers are welcome to attend the buffet dinner

Contact: Robert Oberg at roberg@nulltelus.net, phone: Robert Oberg at 604-460-6637; or Scandinavian Centre 604-294-2777

Midsummer Festival

Midsummer2014-2Midsummer 2104: Nordic Design!

Saturday features include on-stage entertainment, Market Place, children’s games, Viking Village, raising the May Pole, cultural displays, Scandinavian food. Sunday features include in addition a pancake brunch and the famous wife-carrying contest. WIN Two tickets to Scandinavia (donated by Icelandair) and $2500 cash prizes

Date: Sat­ur­day, June 21 — Sun­day June 22, 2014, plus June 20 8pm-1am “Ember Skies” 19+ Dance
Time: Sat: 10am — 11pm, Sun: 10am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Day pass only $10 • Free for children under 16 • Free parking

Highlights:
JUNE 20: 8pm-1am “Ember Skies” 19+ Dance
JUNE 21: 10:00 am to 6:00pm; Family Festival 6pm to 11pm Bonfire Dance
JUNE 22: 10am – 4pm; 2pm Wife Carrying
See the flyer.

Details will be on the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival website.

Call to Crafters and Midsummer Vendors.

 

 

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